Thank you to jane from Folios and Fibre for sharing her idea of Eco dyeing long johns! Can’t wait for some cooler weather now!
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First of all we started of with a long tube of 2 different fabrics sewn up one end as well (see Julian Roberts website – http://www.julianand.com)
My dress amongst other dresses completed by the class. What struck me most was Julian’s incredible philosophy, intellect and generosity with his ideas – he designs fashion from his heart and soul – an amazing inspiration!
… especially for Nami to see…
I really wanted to try getting eco prints on calico – so I tried pre soaking in 3 different solutions -
this one in Magic solution – (see India Flint’s Eco-Dyeing book for the recipe….)
This one in vinegar, which helped pick up the metal but not much else..
And this one in MILK – even though the pic is a little pale – you can see it has picked up the eucalyptus leaf print – yay for protein!
Very happy to have found these things to while the spare hours away -
TO READ – The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket (written for kids but such a cautionary fable for all to read.. and Illustrated by lovely Oliver Jeffers!)
Me Talk Pretty One Day (Paul’s reading me bits at bedtime and it has me laughing out loud!)
The Gifts of Imperfection (Like me you may have seen the author Brene Brown on TED talks – I have to thank Kelly Rae Roberts for recommending this on her blog – it’s superb!)
TO WATCH – Top of the Lake by Jane Campion (a mini-series)
Stefan Sagmeister on TIME OFF WORK
Which led to this Dan Gilbert talk on synthesized happiness – A MUST SEE!
TO MAKE -
If you’re into Macrame pot hangers (very IN)
This inspired Ellen and I to make a dye jar yesterday that will sit in the sun for the next month! What magic will we unfold? See the master India Flint’s book for sale here…
After hearing an inspiring PdD researcher talk about the relevance and importance of doodling – I have started looking up some resources like Zentangle…. I want to know more….
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 82,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.
The Sketchbook Project: Melbourne
November 1st – 9th, 2013
Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
234 St. Kilda Road, Southbank, Victoria 3006
Hours: We will be open weekdays from 2pm -8pm, on the weekend 12pm-5pm, and closed on Monday.
Friday, 11/1: 2pm -8pm
Saturday and Sunday, 11/2 -11/3: 12pm – 5pm
CLOSED Monday 11/4
Tuesday -Friday 11/5 – 11/8: 2pm – 8pm
Saturday 11/9: 12pm – 5pm
Check out more details at: http://www.sketchbookproject.com/projects/sketchbookproject/tour/29
I’ve just finished a 3 day Encaustic workshop with Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch… she is a phenomenal teacher – giving out just the right amount of inspiration and guidance to get us going and then plenty of free time to explore and make our own discoveries…
this is 2 of a triptych – using plaster and bitumen
I can’t believe I got so much done – and in a atmosphere of experimentation – I am happy with what I achieved… the luxury of time in a studio with lots of materials!
This is a medium I can imagine going on with – I love the layers and the possibilities and the magic of things unexpected…